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Gout 

It is believed that the protein purine in certain individuals could result in a more acidic environment which promotes the formation of uric acid and the deposition of crystals within joints, giving rise to the very painful condition of gout.

The treatment of gout in conventional medicine centres around the control of inflammation by the use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), with their litany of side effects from digestive to heart problems; the use of other drugs for the same purpose and reducing or avoiding foods which contain purine.

However, as gout is mainly an acid/alkaline imbalance, the most urgent action to take should be to restore this balance by increasing alkalinity. The easiest way to do that is to use bicarbonate of soda or baking powder. Start with half a teaspoon in a half glass of water. Mix well and drink first thing in the morning before breakfast. This dose should be increased every day by half a teaspoon (1/2, 1, 1.5, 2 etc) until the mixture which at first has no taste, begins to taste terrible.

Meanwhile, the many causes of inflammation of gout must be addressed. These include food allergy/intolerance, pathogenic organisms (bacteria, viruses, fungus/Candida and parasites), toxins such as metals (arsenic, cadmium, lead, mercury etc), chemicals (pesticides, herbicides, preservatives etc), radiation (DECT phones, mobiles and masts, air travel etc), drugs (NSAIDs - ironically the very ones used to tackle the pain of carpal tunnel syndrome, steroids etc), and not forgetting malabsorption of essential nutrients such as amino acids, vitamins, minerals and especially fatty acids of EPA and DHA. All of this will release inflammatory chemicals within the body, creating an environment for deterioration of our joints.

As it happens, gout is indicative of a serious zinc deficiency which must be addressed as well as all the other factors for the treatment of inflammation.

Apart from a very brief period of rest followed quickly by rehabilitative exercise,  the treatment of gout is to address the causative factors and to supply the essential tools for reduction of inflammation and proper healing and regeneration of healthy tissue, which include amino acids, vitamins, minerals and especially the omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, as well as probiotics, soluble and insoluble fibre from fruits, vegetables and whole grains, not forgetting adequate amounts of water, a regular daily exercise regime and sunlight, when possible.
Muscles also play an important role in protecting our joints and this is where exercise, especially resistance exercise, is essential in both the prevention and treatment of gout.

An Integral Health DNA Hair Test not only can identify the epigenetic factors which possibly give rise to cause/causes of an imbalance in the body and the potential for signs and symptoms of disease; it is also able to highlight the nutrient and lifestyle recommendations specific for each unique individual, helping to ensure they are able to achieve optimum health - naturally.

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